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Secretary of State John Kerry invents new country: ‘Kyrzakhstan’
The Washington Times ^ | 25 February 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 02/25/2013 1:00:08 PM PST by COBOL2Java

Newly minted Secretary of State John Kerry is sweeping through Europe and the Middle East on a nine-nation tour, meeting with top global heads to forge diplomatic relations — and, apparently, even creating new countries.

Mr. Kerry was trying to praise diplomats who were working on behalf of the United States in the Central Asian region, but in doing so, he created a new country. He thanked the diplomats for their work in “Kyrzakhstan,” according to various media reports, and credited their efforts in “support [of] democratic institutions in Kyrzakhstan and Georgia.”

The National Review suggests Mr. Kerry could have confused America’s major ally in the war on terrorism, Kyrgyzstan, with its neighbor to the north, Kazakhstan.

Call it the flub heard ‘round the world. The British daily The Telegraph kindly pointed out that Mr. Kerry is not the first high-ranking U.S. official to mix up the proper names of all the “-stan” countries that came on the heels of the Soviet Union’s collapse.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: centralasia; dopeydems; justagigolo; kerry; kyrzakhstan; lurch; soskerry

1 posted on 02/25/2013 1:00:09 PM PST by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java

I would love to inflitrate his staff for just one speech and give him a note card about seeking global justice for the fuckawee tribe


2 posted on 02/25/2013 1:03:37 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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Knock-em dead, Can-Do face.


3 posted on 02/25/2013 1:04:26 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: COBOL2Java

He should know better, didn’t he visit there when he was in Cambodia celebrating Christmas?


4 posted on 02/25/2013 1:07:03 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: COBOL2Java
Secretary of State John Kerry invents new country: ‘Kyrzakhstan’

Amateur Hour on the Potomac continues.

5 posted on 02/25/2013 1:12:14 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: COBOL2Java
"It was seared, SEARED, into my memory....right HERE!"

6 posted on 02/25/2013 1:13:25 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: COBOL2Java

Do they speak Austrian there?


7 posted on 02/25/2013 1:13:32 PM PST by glorgau
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To: COBOL2Java
Berserkhstan I think he means.
8 posted on 02/25/2013 1:18:54 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: COBOL2Java
Ok, I would not have known it wasn't a country before reading this. This is not a Joe Biden level of flub, nor an Obama calling a Marine a "coprse man" level flub. Its actually an understandable one and hardly a big deal.

The reasons not to appreciate Kerry are numerous enough without stooping to nit picking.

9 posted on 02/25/2013 1:22:12 PM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: AndyTheBear

You know damn well if it were a Republican it would have been fodder for late night comedians for at least the next week.


10 posted on 02/25/2013 1:23:28 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: AndyTheBear
Ok ... This is not a Joe Biden level of flub, nor an Obama calling a Marine a "coprse man" level flub. Its actually an understandable one and hardly a big deal.

But if he falls down the steps of the airplane ramp, we should reconsider...

11 posted on 02/25/2013 1:26:27 PM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: COBOL2Java

I should note that the story fails to mention that Kyrgyzstan is also a country in the region, and while the article inferred this spelling, he simply blended Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

But it couldn’t have happened to a nicer moron. :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrgyzstan


12 posted on 02/25/2013 1:28:16 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: COBOL2Java

Krapistan?


13 posted on 02/25/2013 1:30:22 PM PST by faithhopecharity (()
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To: COBOL2Java
Secretary of State John Kerry invents new country: ‘Kyrzakhstan’

I wonder if "Jenjis" Khan lives there.


14 posted on 02/25/2013 1:32:38 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: COBOL2Java

Give the boy a break he spent one Christmas in Cambodia and then he lost his magic hat.


15 posted on 02/25/2013 1:34:31 PM PST by Venturer
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To: COBOL2Java

Another fool to further embarrass and endanger our country.


16 posted on 02/25/2013 1:38:15 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: dfwgator
Not necessarily in this case. The comedian would run the risk of messing up the names themselves. Also attacks on Republicans dont have to be based on real events. Late night comedians can just make stuff up or misunderstand or twist contexts or misattribute.

There is just no way we can make it fair for our side in the arena of unfair nit picking. So I say don't fight that way, and stick to reasonable and more compelling honest criticisms...of which there is no shortage of material which would compel us to go making stuff up or exaggerating.

17 posted on 02/25/2013 1:49:07 PM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: COBOL2Java

Iservedinvietnamistan.


18 posted on 02/25/2013 1:56:10 PM PST by Toespi
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To: BerryDingle
When I look at that damn picture of that complete traitor, I want to choke him by stuffing his lying mouth with my DD 214!
His appointment to secretary of state, (note small case)was a matter of Obama giving vets the finger!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just let me get him one-on one.

From a USAF veteran pilot.

BatGuano

19 posted on 02/25/2013 2:13:41 PM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: BatGuano
Just let me get him one-on one.

Just don't do anything preverted.

20 posted on 02/25/2013 2:16:27 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: COBOL2Java

I am so glad that all the really smart people are now in charge; vs. all those dumb Republicans.


21 posted on 02/25/2013 2:46:33 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: COBOL2Java

Kerry:"They support the rule of law in Burma!"

Burma?

I guess Kerry missed this important, but not so recent. news flash:

"The official English name was changed by the country's government from the "Union of Burma" to the "Union of Myanmar" in 1989, and still later to the "Republic of the Union of Myanmar"


22 posted on 02/25/2013 4:28:28 PM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: Iron Munro
Can't imagine the oversight! I mean, he's got the finest diplomatic research staff the Obama Administration can offer!

What? What are you laughing at, Snerdly?

23 posted on 02/25/2013 5:06:32 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: COBOL2Java

Shrillary: “WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!!!!????”


24 posted on 03/19/2013 3:51:47 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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